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Recipe for Greatness

117 episodes - English - Latest episode: 25 days ago -

Interviewing the founders behind the best food companies in the UK to deconstruct the skills and knowledge they used to grow their business so you can learn from the best and start-up something yourself.

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Adam Wills - Gourmet Burger Kitchen & Crosstown Doughnuts Cofounder | Repost

May 24, 2024 05:00 - 41 minutes - 28.5 MB

Embark on an inspirational odyssey with Adam Wills, the culinary mastermind who's reshaped London's food scene, as he recounts his journey from a software career to founding food sensations Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Crosstown Donuts. Feel the rush of excitement as Adam, a New Zealander by birth, details the leap of faith that led to his reinvention of the burger experience and the artisanal donut revolution. Our insightful chat peels back the layers on what it takes to make a mark in the bu...

From Corporate Comfort to Chocolate Innovation: Ella McKay's Journey with Fatso

May 17, 2024 05:00 - 42 minutes - 29.4 MB

Have you ever found yourself in the crossroads between a comfortable corporate job and the thrilling unknown of startup culture? That's where Ella McKay stood before she took the leap into the world of dark chocolate with her company, Fatso. Join us as Ella opens up about her transformative journey, from debating ice cream toppings to pioneering a brand that's captivating the dark chocolate market with its bold flavours and ethical sourcing. In this episode, we unravel the threads of human ...

Mark Selby | Wahaca - The Power of Staying Curious & Always Learning

April 12, 2024 05:00 - 52 minutes - 35.8 MB

From the hustle of finance to the heat of the kitchen, Mark Selby, co-founder of Wahaca, sits down with me to serve up a story that’s as flavourful as it is insightful. With a dash of serendipity, Mark recounts the pivotal moments that took him from the world of finance into the arms of the restaurant industry, alongside Thomasina Miers. Together, they've stirred up more than just tantalising dishes, giving birth to Wahaca in the vibrant heart of Covent Garden. Their tale is one of blending ...

From Courtroom to Kitchen: Chantelle Nicholson's Journey to Apricity and a Sustainable Culinary Vision

April 05, 2024 23:00 - 33 minutes - 22.7 MB

Imagine swapping the courtroom for the kitchen; that's exactly what Chantelle Nicholson, the culinary virtuoso at the helm of London's sustainability mecca, Apricity, did. Her remarkable journey from law student to award-winning chef is not just a tale of career transformation, but a stirring testament to the power of passion. In our latest episode, Chantelle opens up about the defining moments that took her from a family orchard in New Zealand to the pinnacle of the UK's food scene, earning...

Tomas Lidakevicius - Turnips Co-founder: From Beats to Beets - A Rapper's Journey to Michelin Star Cooking

March 25, 2024 15:00 - 48 minutes - 33.2 MB

Imagine leaving behind a life destined for the stage, microphone in hand, to command the bustling kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant Tomas Lidakevicius did just that, trading beats for beets, and in our latest episode, he recounts his extraordinary transition from aspiring rapper to culinary maestro. His story begins amidst the transformative post-Soviet era in Lithuania and unfolds across the high-pressure cooklines of London, where he rised across roles to become to executive chef a...

Dunnet Bay Distillery - Founder Martin Murray | From Oil Rigs To Distilling

December 08, 2023 06:00 - 48 minutes - 33.6 MB

Ever dreamt of leaving your routine job and setting off on an adventurous journey of passion? Imagine swapping your job for a distillery, and this episode brings you the real-life story of someone who did just that! Meet Martin Murray, co-founder of Dunnet Bay Distillers, who took the audacious leap from the oil and gas industry to distilling, creating jobs for himself and his wife, Claire. From developing the award-winning Rock Rose Gin to the Holy Grass Vodka, hear all about their tale of ...

Pentire Drinks - Founder Alistair Frost | The Non-Alcohol Spirit Revolution

November 24, 2023 06:00 - 42 minutes - 29 MB

Imagine enjoying a refreshing, plant-based drink while basking in the glow of an outdoor adventure. That’s exactly what Alistair Frost, founder of Pentire, had in mind when he created his unique brand, inspired by his love for active outdoor living. Join us as we dive into Alistair's fascinating transition from the bar scene to entrepreneurship, and how his changing relationship with alcohol led to the creation of a healthier, plant-based drink alternative. We'll explore how Pentire captures...

Stu Macdonald - ManiLife Founder | A Tale of Passion, Peanut Butter, and Entrepreneurship

October 27, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.3 MB

discount code: JAYSPEANUTBUTTER - 15% off - single use only (as of Friday 27th Oct) Today on the podcast we welcome Stu MacDonald, the founder of the ground-breaking peanut butter brand, ManiLife. Stu is a food fanatic with an incredible tale of seizing a chance on his travels to Argentina and turning it into a revolution in the peanut butter market. Learn about Stu's journey, from overcoming the fear of starting a business to developing an unwavering focus on product quality and provenance...

Kaytea Founder - Kevin Tang | From Finance to Ice Tea Entrepreneurial Success:

October 20, 2023 05:00 - 33 minutes - 22.8 MB

Imagine trading a predictable career in finance for the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship in the middle of a pandemic. That's exactly what our guest, Kevin Tang, the go-getter behind the organic iced tea brand, Kaytea , did. An unforeseen visa complication coupled with the global lockdown propelled him to chase his dream, resulting in a thrilling journey from brewing tea in his kitchen to creating a website to test the market waters. Kevin's story is a testament to the power of resilie...

Popcorn Kitchen - Louise Webb Founder | Turning Passion into a Profitable Business

October 06, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.2 MB

Ever wondered what it takes to turn your passion into a successful enterprise? Pop a bag of popcorn and settle in for a riveting conversation with Louise Webb, the brains behind Popcorn Kitchen. Louise takes us on a journey through her career, from food science degree to sales director, before finally making the leap into entrepreneurship. Her tale, filled with highs and lows, reveals how a simple snack led her to the prestigious shelves of Selfridges. We dive headfirst into the world of en...

Camilla Barnard - Rude Health Co-Founder | Creating A Brand The Way You Want It

September 01, 2023 05:00 - 33 minutes - 23.3 MB

Today we have Camilla Barnard, co-founder of Rude Health.  Rude Health was founded in 2005 by Camilla and Nick Barnard. They started with the Ultimate Muesli, which they created around their kitchen table. Today, 18 years into the journey, Rude Health can be found in fridges and cupboards worldwide, with a 60-plus product portfolio.  Along with an unrivalled range of Dairy-free Drinks and Muselis, the brand now offers everything from flavourful Granolas, Porridges, Puffs and Flakes to seriou...

Marc Summers - Bubala Founder | Testing & Adapting To Success

July 14, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Welcome to the Recipe for Greatness podcast today we have Marc Summers - the founder of Bubala - the Middle Eastern restaurant with two sites in London, Spitalfields and Soho. Bubala is a Michelin-recommended restaurant, with rave reviews from Jay Rayner and Jimi Famurewa. In 2022 Jay Rayner called Helen Graham, the executive chef, six chefs to watch in the Observer Food Monthly.  Support the Show.

Chris Leach - Manteca Co-founder | Constraints Lead To Creativity

July 07, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.3 MB

Today we have Chris Leach, co-founder of Manteca. Manteca is a modern Italian-British restaurant focused on nose-to-tail cooking and fire-cooked meat. It was awarded 11th Best Restaurant in Britain at the National Restaurant Awards and received a Michelin Bib Gourmand. It has also received rave reviews from Grace Dent and Jay Rayner calling it "Genuine verve and originality". Prior to Launching Manteca Chris worked at Petersham Nurseries, Pitt Cue and Kitty Fisher.  Support the Show.

Matt Grech-Smith - Competitive Socialising Cofounder | Crafting A Memorable Customer Experience

June 09, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.2 MB

Today we have Matt Grech-Smith, the co-founder of The Institute of Competitive Socialising but you’ll know them for Swingers - the crazy golf club with sites in London, New York, and Washington.  Prior to that, Matt co-founded Rough Hill with Jeremy Simmonds, also co-founder of The Institute of Competitive Socialising. Matt started RoughHill while he was at university and grew it to the UK’s biggest organiser of youth music events until it was acquired by Chime PLC in 2012.  Support the Sh...

Dan Lowe & Toby Moore - Smugglers Ice Cream | How To Define Your USP To Challenge A Category

June 02, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Today on the Recipe for Greatness podcast we have Dan Lowe and Toby Moore - the founders of Smugglers, the market's first ice cream with hidden veg. Dans previously founded Fourpure, the award-winning beer company, which was acquired by Lion Group in 2018. Prior to that Dan founded UK Solutions, a data network consultancy that he started at 19 and was acquired in 2011. Toby Moore is a shopper marketing specialist, previously founding Mesh Marketing and Pilgrim Marketing, working with some o...

Harvey Jenkinson - Gravity Co-Founder | From Sleeping On Trampolines to £30m+ Revenue

May 05, 2023 05:00 - 47 minutes - 32.6 MB

Welcome to the Recipe for Greatness podcast! Today we're excited to have Harvey Jenkinson, co-founder of Gravity, the UK's leading active entertainment brand. Join us as we discuss the growth, challenges, and successes of Gravity, and learn from Harvey's experience in creating some of the best UK entertainment destinations. Support the Show.

Andrew McGuinness - Layered Reality Founder | Creating Immersive Hospitality Experiences

April 21, 2023 05:00 - 30 minutes - 20.7 MB

Today we have Andrew McGuinness the founder of Layered Reality, the company behind the smash hit immersive experiences - Jeff Wayne’s: The War of the Worlds and the Gun Powder Plot to name a few.  Prior to that, Andrew spent two years running Freuds (apologies for my bad pronunciation), the UK’s leading PR business. The decade before that, he ran two businesses that he founded: Beattie McGuinness Bungay (BMB) and Seven Dials PR. Andrew was made CEO of TBWA\London at age 32 and has worked ac...

Rachel Kettlewell - Fearne & Rosie Founder | Challenging the Jam Category

April 06, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 24.9 MB

On the podcast, we have Rachel Kettlewell, founder of Fearne and Rosie, the more fruit less sugar jams. Rachel will be sharing her journey from being a teacher to building a successful business. We will be chatting all about how she got her products into Waitrose and Morrisons, her insights on finding the right business partner, creating a mission-driven brand, and lots more. Support the Show.

Nicci Clark - Re:Nourish Founder | Building an Undefeatable Mindset

March 17, 2023 06:00 - 40 minutes - 27.8 MB

In this podcast, we interview Nicci Clark, founder of Re:Nourish. We discuss her journey from a critical care nurse to a successful entrepreneur. Nicci talks about the pivot that led to the creation of ReNourish, the challenges she faced, and the key decisions that drove the company's success. We also touch upon her experience with venture capital funding, her advice for other entrepreneurs, and the importance of trusting your instincts. Join us for an inspiring conversation with one of the ...

Kane Dowell - Ask Mummy & Daddy Founder | From Bagging Sweets to National Brand

March 10, 2023 06:00 - 43 minutes - 29.9 MB

Welcome to the podcast today we have Kane Dowell, founder of Ask Mummy and Daddy. In this episode, we'll hear about his journey from leaving school at 16 to working with Cath Kidston and helping businesses scale as a operations manager. Kane will also share how he evolved his business from selling at fairs to creating his own sweets and brand, and how his experience with other startups helped him build the confidence to start his own. Kane welcome to the podcast Support the Show.

Dan Featherstone - Made For Drink Founder | Validating Your Business Without Investing ££££

February 17, 2023 06:00 - 50 minutes - 34.6 MB

Today, we have a special guest, Daniel Featherstone, the founder of Made For Drink. Made For Drink is a company that specializes in creating delicious bar snacks and pairing them with a drink. Dan is also the co-founder of The Exmoor Carbon Project. Prior to that Dan built his way up to a senior marketing position within PepsiCo and Concha Y Toro, the wine maker.  Support the Show.

Charlie Phillips - Founder Morty & Bob's | From Grilled Cheese's to Multi-Site Restaurateur

February 07, 2023 06:00 - 45 minutes - 31.3 MB

Today, we have a special guest with us. Charlie Phillips, the founder of Morty & Bob's restaurant. Charlie has been in the food industry for over 15 years, going from working in some of the best restaurants in London to working in cookery television production, working with names such as Tom Kerrdige.  Charlie has built a reputation for creating beautiful food and atmosphere in all-day dining venues across London. He's here to share his story of how he started Morty & Bob's, the challenges ...

Roberto Vanin - Bolle Founder | Taking On the Low/No Alcohol Wine Category

January 27, 2023 06:00 - 41 minutes - 28.8 MB

Today on the podcast we have Roberto Vanin, the founder of Bolle, a low/no alcohol wine brand. Roberto is so interesting, with his background in chemistry he has been behind some of the biggest household innovations we know such as Vanish. Roberto then led innovation at Mars and many other international businesses. His experience and knowledge of developing, testing, failing, learning, and innovating is exceptional and he is now taking all of that to his own start-up Bolle. This is a great...

Andy Welch - Seriously Low Carb Founder | Making A Product That Changes Lives

January 20, 2023 06:00 - 51 minutes - 35.5 MB

This week on the podcast we have Andy Welch, the founder of Seriously Low Carb, a company bringing you some of your favourite products such as bread, but low in carbohydrates and higher in protein. This is a wonderful example of someone with an idea, weaving their way through the ups and downs of a start-up business but having a deeper mission driving them to persevere through it to create a wonderful business that is changing people's lives. This is a wonderful listen so please, sit back ...

Freya Twigden - Fix8 Founder | The Journey From Passion to Founder to Partnership

January 13, 2023 06:00 - 45 minutes - 31 MB

Today we have Freya Twigden - the founder of Fix8 - a delicious Kombucha drink. This was such a wide-ranging conversation: from lifestyle and rituals in Chinese culture, scaling from home brewing to full-scale production, yoga and the positive effects of it, and just so much more.  Freya’s ethos and approach to business are incredible and something many others, including myself can learn from.  So please sit back and enjoy my conversation with Freya from Fix8. Support the Show.

Damien Byrne - Hux Cofounder | How To Challenge A Category

January 06, 2023 05:00 - 44 minutes - 30.3 MB

Today on the podcast we have Damien Byrne, the co-founder of HUX the science-backed supplement company. Damien has a wealth of experience from his times and Mars and Kind and he shares his knowledge with us and how it translates to the start-up world. There is so much to learn from this conversation so please sit back and enjoy! Damien Byrne; Damien is an established General Manager with over 20 years CPG experience spanning four continents and 12 categories. Most recently he led the expan...

Alex Harrison - Young Spirits Cofounder | Trial and Error to Success

December 30, 2022 06:00 - 40 minutes - 27.6 MB

Today on the podcast we have Alex Harrison, the co-founder of Young Spirits, the secret weapon for small distillers and producers, offering a range of services from bottling all the way to Branding. They also sell their own whisky and rum now, Uhuru.  Alex’s story is all about trial and error, taking each lesson and using that knowledge to keep progressing. This was such a fun conversation, Alex made me laugh a lot and at the end, he gives us his recommendation for the best whisky out there...

Take Stock | From Idea in Lockdown to Number One on Amazon

December 15, 2022 04:00 - 35 minutes - 24.6 MB

Today on the podcast we have Jess and Ed, the founders of Take Stock the simply better bone broth.  In this conversation we cover lots, going from an idea at the start of lockdown to being a number one rated product on amazon in two years, their journey is really incredible.  Please sit back and enjoy my conversation with Jess and Ed from Take stock. Support the Show.

Marcus Black - Spirit Of Harrogate Cofounder | Driving Awareness To A Premium Product

September 16, 2022 04:00 - 42 minutes - 29.2 MB

Today on the podcast we have Marcus Black who is the co-founder of Spirit of Harrogate - the company making incredible Gin, which you may know as Slingsby, a gin that prides itself by sourcing everything locally to his hometown, Harrogate. Marcus, an accountant by trade found somehow found himself at the head of an international drinks company, Intercontinental Brands, with his now co-founder, Mike. In this chat we cover creating a successful co-founder relationship, the importance of unde...

Bio&Me Dr. Megan Rossi & Jon Walsh | How To Find & Build Successful Cofounder Relationships

August 26, 2022 00:00 - 41 minutes - 28.3 MB

Today’s guests are Dr Megan Rossi and Jon Walsh, the founders of Bio&Me - the gut-loving brand serving delicious granola, muesli, porridge, and now yogurts! Megan, also known as the gut health doctor, holds a PhD RD, and is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and research fellow at King’s College London with an award-winning PhD in gut health. Jon has a commercial and marketing background spanning 30 years, with successful roles working on some of the UK’s best-known FMCG brands includin...

Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu - The Turmeric Co. Founder | How to Build A Great Online Experience For Your Customer

August 18, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.5 MB

Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu is the founder of The Turmeric Co, a company that produces a wide range of turmeric shots to help enhance health and energy levels.  Thomas founded the business in 2018 after spending 2 years in R&D, during this time he was also playing football in the premier league and representing his country, Wales. His journey is incredible, we cover so much from mindset, always being curious and then we get technical and dig into all the details around building a great online ex...

Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu - Turmeric Co. Founder | How to Build A Great Online Experience For Your Customer

August 18, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.5 MB

Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu is the founder of The Turmeric Co, a company that produces a wide range of turmeric shots to help enhance health and energy levels.  Thomas founded the business in 2018 after spending 2 years in R&D, during this time he was also playing football in the premier league and representing his country, Wales. His journey is incredible, we cover so much from mindset, always being curious and then we get technical and dig into all the details around building a great online ex...

Richard Clark - Drynks Founder | Three Points To Founders Success

August 12, 2022 00:00 - 33 minutes - 22.8 MB

Richard Clark is the founder of Drynks - the alcohol-free brand that uses state-of-the-art cool vacuumed distillation kit which gently dealcoholises full-strength drinks. Richards has over 20 years of experience in the drinks and alcohol industry and in this conversation, he shares his knowledge of success from his previous life with launching Crabbies Ginger Beer & other products to now launching his own venture Drynks. Richard has a wealth of experience and knowledge and shares some incr...

Joe Formisano - DeliVita Founder | From Garden Shed To National Retailers.

July 25, 2022 03:00 - 40 minutes - 27.6 MB

Joe Formisano is the founder of DeliVita - the wood-fired oven brand. Joe has 20 years of experience in retail sales with Mamas and Papas & Euro-pro, the creators of ninja and shark hoovers. I love this conversation because something that started as a hobby built from a passion to solve his own problem he was having with traditional clay wood-fired ovens, soon became a fully-fledged business. Joe shares all of the tips he has learned in his career and now with Delivita. I think all great bu...

Morten Toft Bech - The Meatless Farm Founder | Building The Fastest Growing UK Meat Alternative Company

July 12, 2022 22:00 - 42 minutes - 29.2 MB

Today on the podcast we have Morten Toft Bech who is the founder of The Meatless Farm Co. Prior to founding The Meatless Farm Co Morten had a previous life in technology which he founded his first company in 1996. From then Morten achieved his MBA and founded a fintech business and then in 2015 decided to explore meat alternative options to build a more sustainable future for our planet- and Meatless Farm was born. In this chat we cover so much, Morten is a true entrepreneur with so much w...

Rimi Thapar - LoveRaw Founder | Trusting Your Gut & Finding Product Market Fit

June 22, 2022 21:00 - 39 minutes - 26.9 MB

Rimi Thapar is the co-founder of LoveRaw - The fastest-growing UK  plant-based chocolate brand. From an idea that started strolling around the Spanish food markets - LoveRaw has become the fastest-growing vegan chocolate brand in the UK. In this chat, we cover all things from taking those first steps from idea to product, not being scared to dream big and aim high, and how to keep hustling and get noticed, Rimi tells us an amazing story about how she got in front of a buyer from wholefoods...

Rimi Thapar - LoveRaw Founder | Trusting Your Gut & Finding Product Market Fit

June 22, 2022 21:00 - 39 minutes - 26.9 MB

Rimi Thapar is the co-founder of LoveRaw - The fastest-growing UK  plant-based chocolate brand. From an idea that started strolling around the Spanish food markets - LoveRaw has become the fastest-growing vegan chocolate brand in the UK. In this chat, we cover all things from taking those first steps from idea to product, not being scared to dream big and aim high, and how to keep hustling and get noticed, Rimi tells us an amazing story about how she got in front of a buyer from wholefoods...

Dafna Ciechanover Bonas - Indie Bay Snacks Founder | Taking On Healthy Snacking

June 15, 2022 21:00 - 45 minutes - 31.5 MB

Dafna Ciechanover Bonas is the founder of Indie Bay Snacks - the snack with benefits. Dafna has had many lives in her career; Dafna cofounded and ran Founders Pledge and now is a Trustee. Dafna was also was COO of Eden McCallum, a disruptor in the strategy consulting space. Dafna began her career at Procter and Gamble and McKinsey, later starting the European operations of tech companies including excite! and eos Ventures. Dafna studied at Stanford University and achieved a master's from ...

Dafna Ciechanover Bonas - Indie Bay Snacks Founder | Taking On Healthy Snacking

June 15, 2022 21:00 - 45 minutes - 31.5 MB

Dafna Ciechanover Bonas is the founder of Indie Bay Snacks - the snack with benefits. Dafna has had many lives in her career; Dafna cofounded and ran Founders Pledge and now is a Trustee. Dafna was also was COO of Eden McCallum, a disruptor in the strategy consulting space. Dafna began her career at Procter and Gamble and McKinsey, later starting the European operations of tech companies including excite! and eos Ventures. Dafna studied at Stanford University and achieved a master's from ...

Angus McCurdie - Happy Joe Cofounder | Using Technology To Personalise Food and Diet

April 27, 2022 21:00 - 36 minutes - 25.1 MB

Today's Guest is Angus McCurdie who is the co-founder of Happy Joe - the app allowing people to order meals from restaurants based on their personal nutrition goals. We talk all about his journey from taking an idea to creating a physical app, how to onboard clients in the most effective way, how their technology works, getting customers, and how they run experiments to keep optimising their experience. What I really love is when we get into what it's really like running a food tech busine...

Leo Bradshaw - Peckwater Brands Cofounder | Building A Company You'll Never Hear About

April 14, 2022 22:00 - 34 minutes - 23.6 MB

Leo Bradshaw is the co-founder of Peckwater Brands which offers virtual food brand franchises for delivery. This is a brilliant conversation and one especially to listen to if you operate in the food delivery world. We chat all about the top delivery food trends in the UK, how to identify opportunities in certain locations, what makes successful delivery options, how to use data to create efficiencies and so much more. I think Peckwater is an incredible business and the impact it is having...

WellEasy Founders Josh & Sonny | Leaving University and Creating Their Own Jobs

April 06, 2022 22:00 - 35 minutes - 24.1 MB

Today's guest is Josh and Sonny who are the founders of WellEasy - the brand trying to make healthy living accessible to everyone. What a story they have. Josh and Sonny both suffered from their own health issues and after graduating in the middle of a pandemic and their job opportunities not looking too appealing, they through caution to the wind and decided to create their own jobs. Their story is wonderful and the lessons from their journey so far are definitely ones to listen to. I lo...

Marieke Syed - Snackzilla Founder | Successfully Navigating HFSS to National Retailers

March 30, 2022 20:00 - 37 minutes - 25.9 MB

Today's Guest is Marieke Syed who is the founder of Snackzilla - the healthy, 50% less sugar soft-baked cookies. We cover so much in this chat today from leaving a job to entering the start-up world, navigating new HFSS legislations, which stands for High Fat, Sugar, and Salt. We chat about launching your products, testing them, finding your target customer, running a trial in Sainsbury's and SO MUCH MORE. It was so much fun chatting with Marieka, she has a wonderful brand on a wonderful m...

Marieke Syed - Snackzilla Founder | Successfully Navigating HFSS to National Retailers

March 30, 2022 20:00 - 37 minutes - 25.9 MB

Today's Guest is Marieke Syed who is the founder of Snackzilla - the healthy, 50% less sugar soft-baked cookies. We cover so much in this chat today from leaving a job to entering the start-up world, navigating new HFSS legislations, which stands for High Fat, Sugar, and Salt. We chat about launching your products, testing them, finding your target customer, running a trial in Sainsbury's and SO MUCH MORE. It was so much fun chatting with Marieka, she has a wonderful brand on a wonderful m...

Craig Jones - Cheesies Co-founder | Lessons From Three Start-Ups

January 27, 2022 23:00 - 38 minutes - 26.6 MB

Today's guest is Craig Jones who is the co-founder of Cheesies - the delicious cheese-baked snack. Craig's career has taken him many places, from jumping straight from university to becoming a founder of a bike storage company, going on and working for Innocent and Pieminster. After his time there, he decided it was time to become a founder again and went on to co-create Fiovanna drinks, with his current co-founder, David Folkman. After some time with Fiovanna, they decided it was time to m...

Jens Knoop - Knoops Founder | Marginal Gains Over Time In Business

January 21, 2022 01:00 - 37 minutes - 26.1 MB

Today's guest is Jens Knoop who is the founder of Knoops - the world-famous artisan hot chocolate shop. Jens is a chocolate master and has been obsessed with it from a young age. After a career detour in photography, he came back to his passion in 2013 and opened up his first brick and mortar shop. I love this conversation because Jens is so passionate about what he does and also self-aware of what his skill set is, and leans it to what he is best at. This story is all about patience, buil...

Sameer Vaswani - Prodigy Snacks Founder | How Brands Can Create A Better Future For Everyone

November 24, 2021 21:00 - 41 minutes - 28.5 MB

Today's guest is Sameer Vaswani who is the founder of Prodigy Snacks. Sameer has been an entrepreneur from the age of 22, setting up his first restaurant in Nottinghill. After that, he moved to West Africa and ran a successful confectionary business that he later sold. While he was there his eyes were opened to how damaging the practices were going on in the confectionery & manufacturing world so his mission began to change that with Prodigy Snacks. In this chat, we talk about Sameer's jou...

Cathy Moseley - Boundless Founder | Leaving A 25-year Career In Finance To Number 1 Gut Health Snack

November 10, 2021 22:00 - 47 minutes - 32.5 MB

Today's Guest is Cathy Moseley who is the founder of Boundless Activated Snacking. Cathy worked for 25 years in the city but decided she wanted a change - so she set out to create her own business. This is such an amazing conversation because we cover a wide range of things. One that stands out for me is that after leaving her career,  Cathy is so open to talking about her failures and how they helped get her to where she is now.  Cathy gives incredible insight into hacks in how to find a ...

Stephanie Johnson | Pollen + Grace Founder & Co-CEO | Growing from your kitchen to National listings

November 02, 2021 22:00 - 32 minutes - 22.1 MB

Today on the podcast we have Stephanie Johnson who is the Founder & Co-Ceo of Pollen + Grace. We chat all about her journey from the event industry to set up Pollen + Grace and we explore the different elements of scaling it from her kitchen at home to nationwide listings. We chat about the challenges involved in growing and how to overcome them and so much more.  It was a joy to chat with Stephanie who you can tell is just loving what she is doing.  Please sit back and enjoy my conversati...

Amy Moring - Hunter & Gather Cofounder | Start With A Mission - The Rest Will Follow

October 26, 2021 19:00 - 34 minutes - 23.8 MB

Today's guest is Amy Moring who is the co-founder of Hunter & Gather who she founded with her partner, Jeff who is also her partner in life. Too often we can think about creating a business because that's what we want to do, that's what everyone is doing at the moment, but the question people can stumble on is what is the product. In this conversation, we talk all about starting a business with a mission, a purpose, and from that, your product is formed. It becomes your north star for every...